Quantcast

HACC unveils plans for family housing at Walchirk site

New project would become the second major recent development in Evanston by the housing authority.

A rendering showing a view of the new building looking southeast from the existing Walchirk Apartments.

The Housing Authority of Cook County unveiled plans Thursday evening for a new family housing development on a parking lot adjacent to the existing Victor Walchirk Apartments at 2300 Noyes Court in Evanston.

The planned new six story building would have 19 parking spaces and community rooms on the ground floor with apartments above. The partial sixth floor would have apartments and a roof deck.

A site plan showing the new and existing apartment buildings.

A packet of materials prepared for 1st Ward meeting at the nearby Noyes Cultural Arts Center did not specify how many apartment units would be included in the new 90,000 square foot building.

HACC has received approval from the city for a 16-story mixed-income senior housing development at 1900 Sherman Ave., adjacent to its existing Jane Perlman Apartments, and is currently seeking approval for revisions to those plans.

A photo of the view up Noyes Court from D&D Dogs on Noyes Street with a rendering of the proposed new building added to the image.

Critics of recent housing developments in the city have claimed there should be more emphasis on providing larger, family-size units for low and moderate income residents. The new HACC proposal would appear to respond to that critique.

Editors’ Picks